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Cooke Kinic f1.9/1" - a lunch break walk
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Cooke Kinic f1.9/1" - a lunch break walk Reply with quote

Surprisingly great weather today, so I grabbed my Lumix GH1 + Cooke Kinic 1" lens attached. All shots fully open...

(thanks to Sebastien for bringing me that lens to my attention!)

BEWARE: Swirlies overdose!





























Deformation of off-axis airy discs due to vignetting, causing swirls:


Contra Luce Study:


100% crop:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russian lenses like Helios 58/2 and 85/1.5 are far behind this lens for the bokeh Shocked


PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't say "behind" - just different! It is quite an interesting effect, but I would not want too much of that... Wink


PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
I wouldn't say "behind" - just different! It is quite an interesting effect, but I would not want too much of that... Wink


Yes, I think so. Im dizzy.

Wink


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

even if I am not a fan of swirly, I am impressed by the induced motion and the contra light performance is not for smile at all Shocked


PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, the contra luce performance, center shaprness + contrast and lack of CA is amazing for such an old lens (it is the later coated one I have, though).


PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my god! I have had just some glass of whisky already !! Smile

I can confirm that the bokeh may cause a difficulties while looking at these pictures !! Shocked

I had a problem to not fell off the chair! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you should have looked first Stan?? Wink Wink


PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alice going down the rabbit hole Shocked

Klaus did you ever fit that Canon 25mm c mount to the GH1?


PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting lens for sure. Not my cup of tea, but like poilu says, it gives remarkable performance.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

F16SUNSHINE wrote:
Alice going down the rabbit hole Shocked

Klaus did you ever fit that Canon 25mm c mount to the GH1?


Not possible unfortunately Andy, except for macro.
The rear barrel is way to thick to allow for that (same with my 0.85 Fuji)
unfortunately and a bunch of others I had already...
(and machining them down is not always wanted or posiible depending
how the lens is mechanically made - 37mm is the max. rear diam.)

@Orio: well I have to try "old style" portraits too, with a less "messy"
background the lens will behave much differently.

Cheers,


PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really amazing effect ! Shocked super samples, Klaus !

Cheers
Tobias


PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen something like this before, pretty wild rotation feeling Smile


PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An extreme and interesting effect.
The usage of this lens is similar to the usage of a fisheye lens.
For particular occasions, it's great but it's a very special glass.